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Switch demos

Thousands of games are currently available on Switch, and there are a ton of demos out there for many of them. Not just Nintendo, but also third-parties are offering demos. We’ve now put together a comprehensive list of what’s out there.

Since our reader base is English-speaking, that’s what we’re focusing on here. In other words, we’re highlighting Switch demos that you can find in North America and Europe. Japan has a few extra demos on its end, but a majority of them are for titles that are not currently being sold in the west and are only playable in Japanese.

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Three upcoming, high-profile Switch games have now received demos – specifically Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, Star Ocean: The Second Story R, and Silent Hope.

Square Enix says that for Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, players will be able to transfer the monsters in their main party and reserves into the full game. The same holds true for the Star Ocean demo, which lets players start their adventure and experience the opening hours of the game. Finally, for Silent Hope, the entire first level of the Abyss is included.

Disgaea 7 demo

If you’re looking to get a taste of Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless, you’ll be interested to hear that NIS America just put a demo for the game on Switch. It can be accessed on the official eShop page.

The demo, which is live in both North America and Europe, lets fans experience a slice of the game. All progress can be transferred to the full version.

Samba de Amigo: Party Central demo

SEGA is offering fans a chance to try out Samba de Amigo: Party Central early with a brand new Switch demo. It was released today, and can be downloaded in all major regions including North America and Japan.

The Samba de Amigo: Party Central demo lets players try out the motion controls or standard controls. Only two songs are included – “Tik Tok” and “Shake Senora (feat. T-Pain & Sean Paul”. However, each one features “Normal”, “Hard”, “Super Hard”, and “Crazy” difficulties. At the end of each song, you’ll be given a grade for your performance. There are a few options to tinker around with as well.

Pikmin 4 overview demo

Nintendo has released a new overview trailer for Pikmin 4, and the recently-announced demo is now available as well.

The video introduces fans to the game’s world. Like previous entries, you’ll team up with plantlike creatures, and this time around, the Rescue Pup Oatchi will be joining the fun. The game lets you explore a mysterious planet, rescue stranded castaways in strategic Dandori Battles, collect Treasures on the planet’s surface and underground, set off for Night Expeditions (also new for this entry), and more.

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Ghost Trick demo

Starting today, a demo for Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is being made available on Switch. Fans can pick it up now on the eShop.

Here’s an overview of the game:

Monster Menu demo

Original (5/9): Those looking to get a head start on Monster Menu: The Scavenger’s Cookbook before it launches in the west can do so thanks to a new demo. Switch owners can pick it up from the eShop right now.

Like many of NIS America’s other titles, progress can be transferred to the full version.

Below is an overview of the game:

Fitness Circuit systems introduction

Spike Chunsoft issued a new trailer for Fitness Circuit today that provides a closer look at the game’s systems, and also released a demo.

The free demo takes players through the opening and tutorial, as well as the main Daily Circuit mode. It includes a total of five days of play, and over that time provides access to 12 of the 45 types of training in the Daily Circuit. Progress carries over to the full version.

Process of Elimination demo

Starting today, Switch owners can get their hands on a new demo for Process of Elimination. This can be accessed immediately by visiting the official eShop page.

Here’s an overview of the title with more information:

Bayonetta Origins demo

Ahead of launch, a demo for Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon has been released. This can be downloaded in all major regions right now.

The demo contains the first two chapters from the game. Additionally, players can transfer their save data over to the full release.

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